Saturday, January 09, 2010

Obama: The Musical

Submitted without comment. Set to premiere later this month in Germany. Curiosity: Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton are played by the same person. What's the message there? Hmm . . . And who is that woman singing in German -- Angela Merkel? Think I'll wait for the reviews.


Organizers of the FIRST EVER Tea Party Convention (to be held in Opryland) are taking NO CHANCES. In a preemptive strike to discourage dangerous liberal attack dogs, the timorous Teabaggers posted the following WARNING under the banner, “LIBERAL TROLL ALERT!”:
Please be advised that over the coming weeks, as the National Tea Party Convention draws near, we will in all likelihood be invaded by liberal trolls looking to disrupt the site.

Rachel Maddow joined this morning and we banned her 7 minutes after she joined. I have little doubt she will mention this on her show.

Note to Prospective Liberal Trolls: TPN does not tolerate liberal trolls. If your sole purpose is to join this site in order 
to disrupt the flow of constructive dialogue against liberalism, 
you will find your time here very short.

You can and will be banned
 for being a liberal.

If you wish to debate the virtues of
 liberalism (as though [harrumph] there were such a thing), there are many
 other sites on the web who will tolerate you. TPN is not one of
 those sites.

Tea Party Nation reserves the right to ban anyone for any reason we feel necessary to ensure the well being of the site and
 our members.

When they show up -- ignore them, report them and we will ban them.

Thank you all for your patriotism and support!

Tea Party Nation
Ah, this takes me back to the days when me and my buddy ReaganIsSatan joined a Republican discussion group to shake up their echo chamber. Just the two of us against minions and minions . . . we felt it was an unfair fight. First time I was “banned” for being a liberal; but it was fun!

MSNBC’s swashbuckling wingnut SLAYER, Rachel Maddow, fired back that the Teabaggers made it up “as a publicity stunt.” And she added: “Of course, this idea of me trying to join their listserv is completely made up, but still -- I'm flattered the Tea Party folks think I'm well known enough to help their cause. I wish them all best luck with their conference.”

Meanwhile Rachel’s partner in crime, Kent Jones, could be seen lip-synching the updated lyrics to an old Liberal Standard by John Lennon:

Instant Rachel

Instant Rachel’s gonna get you,
Gonna knock you right on the head,
You better get yourself together,
Pretty soon you're gonna be dead,
What in the world you thinking of,
Laughing in the face of love,
What on earth you tryin' to do,
It's up to you, yeah you.

Instant Rachel’s gonna get you,
Gonna look you right in the face,
Better get yourself together darlin',
Join the human race,
How in the world you gonna see,
“Rachel be Laughin' at fools like me!”
Who on earth d'you think you are,
A super CZAR,
Well, right you are.

Well we all shine on,
Like the moon and the stars and the sun,
Well we all shine on,
Ev'ryone come on.

Instant Rachel’s gonna get you,
Gonna knock you off your feet,
Better recognize your brothers and sistahs,
Ev'ryone you meet,
Why in the world are we here,
Surely not to live in pain and fear,
Why on earth are you there,
When you ain’t nowhere,
Come to Sarah, PAY your share!

Well we all shine on,
Like the moon and the stars and the sun,
Yeah we all shine on,
Come on and on and on on on,
Yeah yeah, alright, uh huh, ah-.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Hey There, Georgie Boys!

Oh, how the mainstream media just LO-o-o-VE-s-s-S to aid and abet the Republican Party’s relentless campaign to whitewash the Bush regime’s abysmal record on protecting us from terrorist attacks on American soil -- from Missy Dana (“the exits are there and there and there”) Perrino to Rudy (“a noun, a verb, and 9-11”) Giuliani.

Appearing on Georgie “BOY” Stephanopoulos’ GMA, Rudy the Liar said:

“The-a wa no domethtic atta-ks und-a Bush. Wethve had one unth-a O-ba-ma.”

Excuse me?

Georgie BOY said nothing to question or correct the Rudester, so relieved (perhaps?) was he to be sitting on his gotta-be-taller-than-the-girls jump seat. Pal Rudee was only following the script of LIES laid out by Bush crapagandist Dana Perrino on FAUX News: “America did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term.”


Catching his colossal gaffe too late, Rudy sought to correct himself:

Giuliani said: “I did omith tha worths ‘sinth Septh. 11.’ I apologith foh that.”

Again: Excuse me???

But this wasn’t an isolated thing. The Republicans, with their primitive prominent reptilian brains, were all over the airwaves politicizing the foiled Fruit of the Boom terrorist attack over Detroit and grossly mischaracterizing President Obama’s rational, swift, and comprehensive response to the systemic intelligence failure.

Despite the President’s repeated references to our “war” with Al Quaeda “terrorists” from his inaugural address to the present, the Republican attack-crapaganda machine tried once more to whitewash the truth. With some notable dissents –- Senator Dick Lugar, for one, who said President Obama was “focused” –- Republicans took their cues from Dark Lord and Liz Mini-Mee Cheney’s attacks on the President that he “is trying to pretend we are not at war” with a “low-key response” to the Christmas Day attempt to ignite a bomb aboard a flight to Detroit. The President’s sharp rebuke of the traitorous Cheney Clan –- who seemed disappointed the airliner hadn’t blown up over Detroit –- was “this is not the time for partisanship, but for citizenship.”

He spoke as if he were scolding a child.

Correctly assuming that most Americans are grown-up enough to process serious information, President Obama candidly and forcefully outlined the intelligence lapses and ordered that immediate corrective action be taken. It was a noteworthy departure from the incompetent Orwellian Bush regime whose actions -- letting OBL escape after we had him cornered in Tora Bora, invading Iraq, and creating the global eyesore and prime terrorist recruiting tool known as Guantanamo prison -- actually. increased. our. vulnerability. to. terrorist. attacks.

Following is a LIST of all the terrorist attacks that occurred on George W. Bush’s watch after (and including) 9/11, courtesy of Media Matters for America (don’t you just HATE them, wingnuts?):
September 11, 2001 attacks. As CNN noted, “On September 11, 2001, four U.S. planes hijacked by terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people in a matter of hours.”

2001 anthrax attacks.
A March 2004 State Department report on “Significant Terrorist Incidents, 1961-2003” quotes then-Attorney General John Ashcroft saying of the letters containing anthrax mailed to various targets: “When people send anthrax through the mail to hurt people and invoke terror, it's a terrorist act.” Five people were killed as a result of those letters in the autumn of 2001.

2001 shoe bomber attempted attack.
In June 2008, then-Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff described Reid's December 2001 attempt “to blow up a trans-Atlantic plane with a shoe bomb” as an attempt to “carry out terrorist operations for Al-Qaeda.”

2002 attack against El Al ticket counter at LAX. In July 2002, Hesham Mohamed Hadayet opened fire at an El Al Airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport killing two people and wounding four others before being shot dead. A 2004 Justice Department report stated that Hadayet's case had been “officially designated as an act of international terrorism.”

2002 DC-area sniper. The state of Virginia indicted Washington, D.C.-area sniper John Allen Muhammad -- along with his accomplice, a minor at the time -- on “an act of terrorism” for one of the murders he committed during a three-week shooting spree across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Muhammad was convicted, sentenced to death, and subsequently executed for the crime.

2006 UNC SUV attack. In March 2006, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill graduate Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar drove an SUV into an area of campus, striking nine pedestrians. According to reports, Taheri-azar said he acted because he wanted to “avenge the deaths or murders of Muslims around the world.” Taheri-azar also reportedly stated in a letter: “I was aiming to follow in the footsteps of one of my role models, Mohammad Atta, one of the 9/11/01 hijackers, who obtained a doctorate degree.”

This list omits several terrorist attacks committed against Americans and American targets outside United States territory while George W. Bush was president.
But wait! All’s well with the world: A chastened Georgie BOY Stephanopoulos owned up to the gotcha from those pesky liberal bloggers: “All of you who have pointed out that I should have pressed him on that misstatement in the moment are right,” he blogged. “My mistake, my responsibility.” Awww.

So, here’s a musical tribute to the GEORGIE BOYS and all those Bushistas, Beckistas, Palinistas, and Teabaggers who believe Dim Son actually kept us safe from terrorist attack. (Or was it just dumb luck as he counted the days to the end of his term?) For best results, drink some Kool-Aid while watching:

Imagine, if you will, the list (above) of terrorist attacks that occurred during George W. Bush’s regime scrolling down the video screen. Capische?

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Artistic Quilts

Need to stay warm in a work of art this winter? These are beautiful museum quality quilts. The artist is Luke Haynes.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Parker Griffith Postcript: Staff Quits en Masse

This just in: When quisling ex-Democrat (yes, it's an oxymoron) Parker Griffith of Alabama switched over to the GOP his entire Congressional staff resigned, refusing to make the move over to the party of NO. Said his Chief of Staff, Sharon Wheeler, in a stinging rebuke of her boss:
"Parker Griffith has abandoned the legacy of conservative leadership provided by Bud Cramer, Ronnie Flippo, Bob Jones, Howell Heflin, Jim Allen, Lister Hill, John Sparkman, Big Jim Folsom, and so many more. I appreciate Congressman Griffith's being a very dedicated congressman. But we believe he made a mistake -- a well-intentioned but misguided mistake that is not in the interest of the great people of North Alabama who elected him a year ago as a Democrat."
Even Mr. Griffith's intern joined the mass resignation of his staff. What makes this noteworthy is that Congress wouldn't run without congressional staffs. It's the staff people who put in the long hours, accept ruined social lives, endure gasbags and inflated egos and lesser intellects than they, and take constant abusive treatment with little or no recognition, for . . . what?

Not for the money. But for a set of principles, an idea called good government and American democracy, an idealistic desire to serve the American people and help make our lives a little better. Anyone who has ever watched C-Span knows this.

Congressional staffs are fuckin' awesome, and I hope someday they'll get the recognition they deserve. In the meantime, there are some really good people on Parker Griffith's former staff who would make great additions to any congressional (I hope, Democratic) staff.